Greater Manchester Business News round-up w/e 14.12.07 - MIDAS

Greater Manchester Business News round-up w/e 14.12.07

14 December, 2007

InvestinManchester.com's regular round-up of business stories from around the region, with links to further details.

JD Sports in 49-store expansion
The Bury-based sportswear fashion retailer has acquired the Bank Stores chain for £19.5m as it continues its acquisition-based expansion drive.
Read the full story on ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk

Renovo Chief Exec reports on ‘Year of Progress’
Mark Ferguson, founder and boss of anti-scarring treatment specialists Renovo, singled out a licensing deal with pharma giant Shire, as the highlight of a "very good year for Renovo".
Read the full story on ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk

Verna Group to be bought for £50m
The Bolton-based healthcare group is set to be bought ‘within days’ by the Bank of Scotland’s integrated finance arm after being put up for sale earlier this year, the MEN understands.
Read the full story on ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk

ITIS announces £16.5m Trafficlink acquisition
The Altrincham-based traffic monitoring software specialists have bought Trafficlink, who provide alerts and updates to media outlets based on data gathered from official monitoring sources.
Read the full story on ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk

Wigan Enterprise Park wins expansion planning approval
Developers St Modwen have been granted approval for a second phase of industrial development at the business park, and will now go ahead with developing 33,000 sq ft of new build units.
Read the full story on ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk

Vindon announces £3.3m HQ move
Oldham’s Vindon Healthcare, a leading manufacturer of medical storage equipment, has secured a deal with developer Wilson Bowden for a new HQ at Rochdale’s Kingsway Business Park.
Read the full story on ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk

Mouchel opens Manchester centre of excellence
The services giant has launched a new centre of excellence for its rail business at Square One in Manchester city centre, with an official opening by Sir Howard Bernstein.
Read the full story on ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk

HFL announces £1.5m Saudi paper deal
The Manchester-based engineering company will supply machinery for a new factory in Saudi Arabia that will produce paper products for Riyadh-based Saudi Speciality Chemicals.
Read the full story on ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk

Ensor announces 21% profit rise
The Manchester-based manufacturer and distributor of building materials, products and tools says a package of cost-savings has resulted in improved six-month performance to September 30th.
Read the full story on ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk

Character Options takes space at Heywood Distribution Park
Rochdale’s specialist logistics business park has welcomed a new tenant, as toy distributor Character Options signs up for facilities at the park.
Read the full story on ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk

Reaxa secures £1m venture funding for expansion
The Blackley-based chemical technology company has secured funds from two venture capital specialists as it looks to expand on its current operation.
Read the full story on ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk

N Brown boss wins CBI accolade
Alan White, chief executive of the Manchester-based catalogue retail giant, has been named the CBI’s north west business leader of the year.
Read the full story on ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk

999 design work for brewer Moorhouse’s picks up award
Manchester-based design agency 999′s work for Burnley brewer Moorhouse’s, launching a range of new bottled ales for the US market, has won an award for ‘Best Packaging’.
Read the full story on How-Do.co.uk

Manchester’s CREATION in double financial client win
CREATION has won two new financial accounts: asset finance and property investment company Bluegate Finance & Capital and corporate finance boutique Capital Synergy.
Read the full story on How-Do.co.uk

JAM wins Velcro PR brief
Manchester’s JAMpr has scored perhaps its highest profile win to date, with the news that Velcro has handed them its communications brief.
Read the full story on How-Do.co.uk

Brazen announces Ordnance Survey Show win
Brazen has picked up the brief for The Ordnance Survey Outdoors Show, after coming through a three-way pitch for the business.
Read the full story on How-Do.co.uk

International clients look to Wordsworks
Copy-writing agency Wordsworks has spread its net far beyond its native Stockport to collect two new client wins.
Read the full story on How-Do.co.uk

Manchester Art Gallery poised for innovative web launch
A new Manchester Art Gallery website that is currently undergoing usability testing is due to launch just after Christmas.
Read the full story on How-Do.co.uk

Crain’s claims ‘excellent’ market response
Crain’s Manchester Business, which launches next Monday 17 December, claims the response from the marketplace has been ‘excellent’.
Read the full story on How-Do.co.uk

Bolton’s Fudge to develop new online presence for Gorgeous Couture
Fashion brand Gorgeous Couture, beloved by celebrities such as Girls Aloud, Tina O’Brien and Samia Smith, has appointed digital agency Fudge following a four way pitch.
Read the full story on How-Do.co.uk

Pravda and Reading Room attain IPA memberships
Ad agency Pravda joined London and Manchester based digital firm Reading Room this month, as both were elected into the IPA at its latest council meeting.
Read the full story on How-Do.co.uk

Burton Copeland launches specialist cybercrime unit
A firm of Manchester solicitors have joined the fight against cybercrime and online fraud with the launch of the UK’s first specialist team dedicated to advising on the relevant issues.
Read the full story on ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk

Alstom Manchester wins rail reliability award
Alstom’s Manchester-based maintenance depot has won a national award for doubling the reliability of the Northern Rail services it’s responsible for servicing.
Read the full story on ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk

BDP Manchester wins housing design award
The Manchester office of the Building Design Partnership was voted was voted Housing Architect of the Year by Building Design magazine for its work on residential development Deansgate Quay.
Read the full story on ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk

Full letting reported at St James House
The newly-refurbished office block on Charlotte Street in Manchester city centre is now full, with the sign-up of Russell Jones & Walker Solicitors and consultant engineers Norman Disney & Young.
Read the full story on EnglandsNorthWest.com

Job Growth strongest in the North
A new report from the Centre for Cities shows that 4 out of 10 of the UK’s best-performing cities for job growth between 1995 and 2005 are in the North of England.
Read the full story on EnglandsNorthWest.com

Manchester Art Gallery poised for innovative web launch
A new Manchester Art Gallery website that is currently undergoing usability testing is due to launch just after Christmas.
Read the full story on How-Do.co.uk

Connect2 wins People’s Millions lottery money
A bid to improve public access routes has been voted the people’s choice to receive £50m of national lottery money, and a number of local authorities in Greater Manchester will now benefit.
Read the full story on Rochdale.gov.uk

All stories on this page are copyright the original source publication.

Source: Various, as per links

Link: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/

Leave a Reply

Contact Us

Contact us online or call
+44 (0) 161 237 4470